In this week’s founder interview, we’re bringing you Remen Okoruwa from Propify.
Without further ado…
Who are you and what do you do?
I am the co-founder & CEO of Propify. We help software teams quickly integrate into property management software like Yardi, RealPage, & Entrata using our unified API & integration-as-a-service infrastructure. We’re like Plaid for Commercial Real Estate.
What problem does your product/service solve?
Building PM software integrations is a massive headache for proptechs, property managers, as well as other vendors. It is a fragmented market, and the systems have old API technology, hard-to-read documentation, and minimal support. We reduce development costs, accelerate time to market, and help companies stop losing deals to property managers who require integration. We also help save on ongoing maintenance costs by keeping integrations up-to-date & allowing companies to offload their integration infrastructure to us.
What are you most excited about right now?
Despite the challenging macro environment in commercial real estate & homebuying, renting remains an increasingly popular lifestyle choice. And that means companies who serve the needs of renters & property managers across multifamily & SFR have a lot more growth ahead. And we are excited to support this new wave of proptech innovation.
What’s next for you?
Our focus for 2023 is growth. We completed Y Combinator earlier this year, which was an amazing launching pad That means supporting more customers with their integrations, as well as expanding our product capabilities to meet their needs even better.
What’s a cause you’re passionate about and why?
Children’s education and food security. Hungry students struggle to focus, and that means the poorest families can be prevented from taking advantage of the doors that education can open. Through my wife, who is a director at the East African Children’s Fund, I’ve had the opportunity to volunteer and support their amazing efforts to feed and educate children in Kenya.
Thanks to Remen for sharing his story. If you’d like to connect, find him on LinkedIn.
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